“Clearly that has proven to be a mistake.”
Jane Garvey, the BBC Woman’s Hour presenter who is calling for pay equality, said Sir Philip appeared “peculiarly out of touch” given his role.
She added: “The likes of Sir Philip Hampton can never begin to understand. He seems peculiarly out of touch given the task he has.
“Many women have learnt to question their position in the workplace, partly because of the dominance and success of people like him.”